Years ago, the superb fairy wren was a common sight in our gardens. Now, only if we’re lucky, can you catch a glimpse of these little blue beauties in the shrubs along our coast. Sadly, this is the case for many native small birds.Read more
Dumped rubbish on our streets is an ongoing issue for us in Bondi and surrounds. Aside from fining offenders, how else can we tackle this issue head-on?
Read below for how Waverley Council has been working to address this in a few ways, by building community pride in our neighbourhoods and beautifying spaces.
Waverley Council has partnered with Wayside Chapel to trial temporary street gardens to reduce illegal dumping near the Warners Avenue Op Shop. The verge site on Niblick Street and Warners was chosen after persistent dumping had been reported to Council by members of the public and documented by our waste enforcement staff.Read more
If you’re anything like us, being near, on and in the ocean brings pure happiness. For David Booth, Professor of Marine Ecology at UTS, it’s been a life-long passion and professional research playground. Lucky man!
We asked the eminent scientist and strong advocate of sustainable fisheries and marine parks, to give us the scoop on some of his discoveries in Sydney waters.
Worth a ponder while you’re out enjoying coastal activities this summer.Read more
Our country is in the midst of a terrible drought. Sydney’s dams and catchments, responsible for bringing water to our taps, are currently at 69 per cent capacity. Farmers’ hardships are giving rise to city fundraisers and stirring up a collective concern for our people on the land.Read more
Kicking the plastic habit is not only giving our planet a break, it’s making good business sense. To celebrate Plastic Free July, meet the entrepreneurs and business folk who are innovating, designing and educating in our local patch to help create a plastic-free world for us all.Read more
Heroes don’t always wear capes. They are usually amongst us, doing their bit to make this world a better place. You’re probably one of them…!Read more
Let’s face it. Single use plastic and litter is screwing up our coastline, and the problem is not going away fast. Discarded straws, plastic bottles, and soft plastic wrapping turn our beaches into a junkyard and fatal food for wildlife.Read more
Interview with Sandra Marshall of the Happy Fish Project
Many of us have thrown a shrimp or two on the BBQ this summer, but have you ever wondered where it’s come from and if it’s been fished sustainably?
Local Second Nature Champion Sandra Marshall has and with her Happy Fish Project, she’s hoping to make it easy for you to source sustainable seafood locally. Meaning you can chow down without the guilt of your meal messing with the environment.Read more
Whether you’re catching waves this summer or getting royally barrelled by them, it’s safe to say that the surf at our beaches has not disappointed. Whilst out in the ‘big blue’ or along its shoreline, you may have crossed paths with Bondi local Tim Silverwood.
A keen surfer and co-founder of not-for-profit organisation TAKE 3, Silverwood is a passionate advocate for protecting our oceans and environment from human impacts, such as plastic pollution. His tireless efforts as an ‘Ocean Guardian’ have recently been recognised in ‘Blue’, an acclaimed documentary about the plight of our marine environment.
We caught up with him in the lead up to the free February screening at the Surf’s Up event in Bondi.Read more
It seems that each year now, whether due to a dry spring, wet winter, climate change or El Nino, we are warned that conditions are just right for an intense bushfire risk over the coming summer. With this in mind, land managers typically undertake hazard reduction burning during the cooler months to reduce the fuel loads in the bush.Read more